Homework for the Week of Nov. 30

*Test will be returned early in the week!

We’re finished with the Energy unit and now….moving onto Climate change/ Global Warming!

1)  Read “Our Planet Earth”

2)  Complete HW#11: Recycled air

Due date:

Block I:  Wednesday, Dec. 2

Block II:  Friday, Dec. 4

Block III:  Thursday, Dec. 3


3)  Read “Our Changing Climate”

4)  Complete HW#12: Ice Ice baby

Due date:

Block I:  next Monday, Dec. 7

Block II:  next Tuesday, Dec. 8

Block III: next Monday, Dec. 7


Musical Notes

“Recycled Air” is a song by The Postal Service, an indie electronic band made up of Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and producer Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel.  The band name came from the way the songs were produced.  Tamborello wrote and performed the instrumental tracks and then sent the recordings to Gibbard, who edited and added vocals to the songs.  The recordings were sent via the US Postal Service.  The song is about the experience of sitting on an airplane:  “I watch the patchwork farms, Slow fade into the ocean’s arms, And from here they can’t see me stare,The stale taste of recycled air.”

Recycled Air:

“Ice Ice Baby” is the big hit by early 90’s superstar rapper, Vanilla Ice.  The song samples “Under Pressure” by David Bowie and Queen.  Vanilla Ice (aka Robert Van Winkle) wrote “Ice Ice Baby” at the age of 16.  It describes his experiences growing up in South Florida.  Although it was the first hip-hop song to top the Billboard’s charts, Vanilla Ice is not generally respected as a legitimate rapper.  However, he did provide lots of dancing and rapping joy for me in 6th grade.  I think it was the first tape single I ever bought. 🙂

Ice Ice Baby:

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